African American Poetry (1870-1926): A Digital Anthology

"The Book of American Negro Poetry" (1922) Ed. James W. Johnson

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THE BOOK OF AMERICAN NEGRO POETRY

Chosen and Edited
With An Essay On The Negro's Creative Genius

by
JAMES WELDON JOHNSON
Author of "Fifty Years and Other Poems"

1922
Harcourt, Brace and Company, Inc., New York

Printed in the U.S.A. by the Quinn & Boden Company, Rahway, N.J.

CONTENTS


PREFACE

PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR
JAMES EDWIN CAMPBELL
JAMES D. CORROTHERS
DANIEL WEBSTER DAVIS
WILLIAM H. A. MOORE
W. E. BURGHARDT DU BOIS

GEORGE MARION McCLELLAN
WILLIAM STANLEY BRAITHWAITE

GEORGE REGINALD MARGETSON
JAMES WELDON JOHNSON
JOHN WESLEY HOLLOWAY
  Miss Melerlee
  Calling the Doctor
  The Corn Song
  Black Mammies

LESLIE PINCKNEY HILL
EDWARD SMYTH JONES
RAY G. DANDRIDGE
FENTON JOHNSON
R. NATHANIEL DETT
GEORGIA DOUGLAS JOHNSON
CLAUDE McKAY
JOSEPH S. COTTER, JR.
ROSCOE C. JAMISON
  The Negro Soldiers

JESSIE FAUSET
ANNE SPENCER
ALEX ROGERS
WAVERLEY TURNER CARMICHAEL
ALICE DUNBAR-NELSON
CHARLES BERTRAM JOHNSON
OTTO LEYLAND BOHANAN
THEODORE HENRY SHACKLEFORD
LUCIAN B. WATKINS
BENJAMIN BRAWLEY
JOSHUA HENRY JONES, JR.

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